Carrie Oelberger

Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Twin Cities

Award Year
University Award
McKnight Land-Grant Professorship
Research Title
Radically Re-Envisioning Organizations to Address Grand Challenges

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Our society needs drastic innovations on a global scale to combat entrenched social and environmental challenges. These innovations can only be effective if the organizations driving them are effective. Carrie Oelberger analyzes why and how such organizations often fail to realize their lofty intentions. She develops organizational theories and management practices that incorporate individual, organizational, and field-level considerations. Her unified individual-to-field framework overhauls conventional workforce practices and reforms decision-making processes, re-envisioning and strengthening organizations.